The Podcast from Australia for Science and Reason. Join Richard Saunders and his team of reporters for your weekly dose of skeptical news and interviews, reports and comments. Past guests have included, James Randi, Stephen Fry, Tim Minchin, Eugenie Scott, Dr Phil Plait, Michael Marshall, Dr Steve Novella, Dr Pamela Gay, Jon Ronson, Dr Ben Goldacre, Simon Singh, Prof. Richard Wiseman, Dick Smith, Banachek, Prof. Chris French, George Hrab, Tim Ferguson, Dr Paul Willis and many, many more. Featuring Australian radio legend Maynard with his Spooky Action, Jo Alabaster from the 'Evidence Please' blog, Eran Segev's Grain of Salt, Dr Rachael Dunlop with 'Dr Rachie Reports' and Heidi Robertson aka 'The Raw Skeptic'.
September 18th, 2016
Episode 427 of 454 episodes
0:00:00 Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:35 Sharon Hill We talk to Sharon Hill about her web site 'Doubtful News' and look into the merits (or not) of Ghost Tours. Also... Bad Clowns? http://doubtfulnews.com 0:26:42 Anti-vaccine nurses and midwives A visit to the 'reasonable hank' blog and the reading of a list of anti-vax memes posted by the very people who should know better. https://reasonablehank.com/?s=Anti-vaccine+nurses 0:36:06 Bad Clowns and Loch Ness with Ben Radford Ben tells us more about the strange reports of' Bad Clowns running round and making trouble. Also news of the lastest photo from Loch Ness. http://benjaminradford.com Also... An evening with Dr Ben Goldacre – Think Inc. https://www.thinkinc.org.au/events/ben-goldacre Skeptic Zone LIVE - 6th October in Sydney https://www.meetup.com/AustSkeptics/events/232095906/ Skeptics Dinner Meeting with Lyne Kelly - 24th September http://www.skeptics.com.au/2016/08/11/sydney-dinner-sept-24-wisdom-of-the-ancients NZ Skeptics Conference 2016 - Queenstown, 2nd-4th December http://conference.skeptics.nz